'''Statistics Canada''' (), which was formed in 1971, is the Canada|Canadian
federal government agency
commissioned with producing statistics
to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, Economy of Canada|economy
, society, and Culture of Canada|culture
. Its headquarters is in Ottawa
[Statistics Canada, 150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6; Statistique Canada 150, promenade du pré Tunney Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6]
The bureau is commonly called StatCan or StatsCan although '''StatCan''' is the official abbreviation. It has regularly been considered the best statistical organization in the world by ''The Economist
such as in the 1991 and 1993 "Good Statistics" surveys. Public Policy Forum
and others have also ranked it first.
Statistics is a federal responsibility in Canada and Statistics Canada produces statistics for all the Provinces...